How long does it take your soul to realize that your life is
This question has been delicately haunting me in various
forms this year. The words to encompass my mumbled jumbled thoughts and
fragments of emotions have finally been impressed in this one question.
Each day, each moment is consumed with the constant
disequilibrium between the rushed fast paced life the world nearly engraves on
me and the strong desire I have to live in the present, embracing each moment
for the weight of what it is worth.
Life can seem so full at times that it is actually oh so
empty. Sometimes in my busiest moments, filled with the most people, events,
and good things, I indeed feel the loneliest, emptiest, and most drained.
It’s a strange thing, eh? In our own rush and haste we break
our own lives. Yet we so easily fill our schedules with more events, more
people, more commitments, more helping.. none of which are bad just filling
without being fulfilling.
“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends
in nothing.” Psalm 39:6
Nutritionists plead that it takes a solid 15 minutes for the
stomach to connect to the brain and say I
am full, stop eating now. Hence why it is so effortless to overeat.
Again I ask, how long does it take your soul to realize that
your life is full?
So often it seems like the connection is not made until
after life is too full. We are over indulging in our schedules and daily lives
so much so that it isn’t until our souls realize that our life is full that it
is too late.
Life is most definitely brief and passing yet it is not an
emergency. When we view it as an emergency we are stuck in the trap of thinking
that we don’t have enough time, that there is always more we can and need to do.
But in Christ we are complete. In Christ life is too brief
to hurry. In Christ these moments we are given are blessings. In Christ it is
finished. In Christ it is not about doing but being. In Christ we are
Brothers and sisters, when was the last time your soul
realized that your life was full? Is it too full? Or is it fulfilled in Christ
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